Hope May


Professor of Philosophy

Central Michigan University

Department of Philosophy & Religion


Campus Address: Anspach 033
Email: may1he@cmich.edu
Telephone: (989) 774-1734


    Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000;

    J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, 2008, magna cum laude. 


    Recipient of multiple Jurisprudence awards (best in class)  for her work in First Amendment Theory, International Law, Legal Interpretation, and Law and  Literature.



    Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Moral Problems, Aristotle, Philosophy of International Criminal Law, Peace, Justice and Human Rights (Study Abroad, Hague, Netherlands)


Research Interests:

    Philosophy of Law, Constitutional Law, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Human Nature, Ancient Philosophy, esp. Socrates and Aristotle, International Criminal Law


Select Publications:

      On Socrates (Wadsworth, 1999)

      Aristotle's Ethics: Moral Development and Human Nature (Continuum, 2010)
      "Socratic Ignorance and the Therapeutic Aim of the Elenchos" (in McPherran, ed., Socrates: New Essays)

      “Libanius: A Defense of Socrates” (translation appearing in Smith and Brickhouse, eds., Socrates: A Sourcebook, Oxford 2000)